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Fall of Fun in Austin, Texas

August 31st, 2015, Posted By Austin Housemates

Chocolate and Wine Weekend 2015

Summer is on its final leg and Labor Day Weekend is almost here! And although the heat may telling you a bit different, fall is well on its way. You can tell because the fall of festivals is upon us in Austin, Texas. Whether you’re local, a suburbanite, or coming into town for the weekend, Austin keeps the events coming well until the winter. Looking for a musical festival? Maybe a comic book convention or two? There’s even a dance tournament! So take your time to check out this list of events and start making your calendar with your favorite things to do in Austin this fall.

UTOPIAfest
Sept 4-6, 2015
Utopia, TX
Utopia Fest 2015

About 2 ½ hours outside of Austin, Utopia, TX is host to one of the most eclectic music festivals and some of the best sunsets in West Texas. So pack your tent and a couple cases of beer, because this campout festival lasts all weekend long. Bands like Explosions in The Sky and Man Man will be playing quirky tunes and restful jams, and the festival planners have organized special events and local food trucks to keep the weekend popping.

Tour de Cure
Sept 12 & 13, 2015
Austin, TX
Austin Tour De Cure 2015

A ride for the American Diabetes Association through Texas Hill Country will give you the chance to donate your time and your energy to a great cause while enjoying the view from within the best state in the country. This family-friendly ride offers up 3 different routes ranging from 2 miles to a 150+ mile ride that can last all weekend. Organize a team, ride with your family, or hit the trail solo. All proceeds will go to benefit the American Diabetes Association as they work to cure Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Wino Weekends
Grapevine, TX Sept 17-20, 2015
Salado, TX Sept 18-20, 2015
Montgomery, TX Sept 19, 2015
Austin Wine Festivals 2015

That’s right – three different wine tastings, all on the same weekend! Sip your way through Grapefest in Grapevine, taste a little chocolate and wine in Salado at their annual Chocolate and Wine Weekend, and finish off the weekend at the Wine and Music Festival in Montgomery. Remember to have a designated driver, as these tastings and fests are scattered about 3 hours outside of Austin, aside from the Chocolate and Wine Weekend which is only 45 minutes away, making it our favorite fall festivity this weekend.

These are just a few of the fun fall festivities the city of Austin and the state of Texas are planning for the coming months. And with classes back in session for students, an escape from the hustle and bustle of our city may be just what you need this fall. Check out more events for September and October at http://www.funtober.com/festivals/texas/ and don’t forget to give us a shout out and let us know your favorite happening this fall!